Judge mulls northeastern Pa. baseball team dispute
SCRANTON, Pa. — A judge in Pennsylvania is mulling whether to allow a dispute over the sale of a minor league baseball team to head to trial.
It involves who gets what from last year's $14.6 million sale of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Luzerne County sued Lackawanna County and its Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority in 2010, arguing it should get half of the proceeds of the then-pending sale under a 1986 agreement.
Luzerne County had been seeking summary judgment and asked the court to declare it is entitled to 50 percent. Lackawanna County attorney James Doherty argued the agreement is rife with ambiguities.
After a brief hearing Wednesday, visiting Senior Judge Richard N. Saxton Jr. did not rule immediately. But he indicated he likely will allow the dispute to continue toward trial.
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